By Amir Mir
Lewie Coyle expressed his delight on Twitter after agreeing a new two-year deal with the club on Thursday afternoon.
The club confirmed on their official Twitter account that the 21-year-old right-back, who had less than 12 months remaining on his contract, will now stay at the Championship side until the summer of 2019.
It means the boyhood Leeds fan will continue to work under the stewardship of manager Garry Monk, who has changed the fortunes at the Yorkshire club.
Coyle was pleased to have signed new terms with the Whites, as he now aims to secure a regular spot in the first-team.
Coyle has made just five appearances for Garry Monk’s side this season, with only one of those appearances coming in the Championship against QPR.
However, Leeds’ number 31 played in the Yorkshire giants’ dramatic penalty-shootout win against Norwich last week, as Monk’s side secured a place in the quarter finals of the EFL Cup.
The young defender has struggled to hold down a regular place in Monk’s starting 11, with both Gaetano Berardi and new signing Luke Ayling considered ahead of him in the pecking order.
In other Leeds team news, Goalkeeper Rob Green has provided his verdict on his understudy Marco Silvestri.